Following the success of ITV2 comedy Plebs the show is to be repeated on ITV this summer.
The award winning period sitcom broke records on ITV2 becoming the channel’s all-time highest rating scripted comedy. The first episode will air on Monday 29th June at 10.40pm and the 14 episodes will run across 10 weeks on ITV.
“We are thrilled with the response to the first two series of Plebs, it really is a wonderful thing – and we’re really proud to have this comedy as part of our ITV family.” – ITV’s Director of Television, Peter Fincham
A modern comedy in an ancient setting, Plebs charts the antics of three under-achievers, Marcus, Stylax and their slave Grumio, all of whom are desperate to live the “when in Rome” maxim to the full. The show witnesses their struggles to cope with life’s eternal challenges, as well as typically Roman ones such as chariot lessons, toga fashion and, of course, orgy etiquette.
Over a million viewers regularly tuned in across the first two series, making it the highest-rated British comedy on a digital channel. It also found critical acclaim, winning Best New Comedy at the British Comedy Awards and Best Scripted Comedy at the Royal Television Society Awards, as well as being nominated for two BAFTAs.
Cast includes Joel Fry, Tom Rosenthal, Ryan Sampson, Sophie Colquhoun, Lydia Rose Bewley, Doon Mackichan and Karl Theobald. The series has also attracted cameos from the likes of Danny Dyer, Shaun Williamson, Jim Rosenthal and Simon Callow.
Repeats of Series one and Series 2 (a total of 14 episodes) will be shown on ITV from Monday 29th June at 10:40pm.